Glimmerglass by Jenna Black | Book Review #30

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‘It’s all she’s ever wanted to be, but it couldn’t be further from her grasp…

Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn’t just an ordinary teenage girl, she’s a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone’s trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her new-found friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she’ll never have a chance with… until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn’t sure where she’ll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again.’

Initially, this book was really hard to get into. I blame it on the fact that I was really distracted my first few times trying to read this book. When I finally did get around to reading Glimmerglass, I was swept away. I really like Fae novels. And Glimmerglass was no exception! I really liked this book. It was refreshing in the fact that the main character, Dana, gets stuff done.

Glimmerglass starts off in America, but then for the rest of the book, the setting is in the UK. Yay, Euro-books! OK, so, the settings in Glimmerglass are really sound. Like, when I was reading I could picture the surroundings so clearly. And some of the stuff that happens in Glimmerglass is just creepy. Which, again, is really nice. I don’t get creeped out by books often.

Saying that, Glimmerglass is a super easy read! Even though that last sentence is really contradictory to the first paragraph.. Glimmerglass is really easy to follow. The book itself is really entertaining.

One thing I really don’t like about this is that there’s the stereotypical love triangle. There isn’t much focus on it, but still. Its there, and I’m actually really happy that there wasn’t much focus on it in this book. It just means that in the second book, there’ll be more of a focus on it.

I really like this book. I had a few laughs, a few oh-my-god-what-is-happening moments. I also couldn’t really put the book down. Once I started reading it, there was just no stopping. Although, I must say, there were a few times that I would’ve put the book down because Dana was just bothering me so much. Im glad I didn’t though!

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book such like Glimmerglass. The term Faeirewalker is a big thing in this Fae world. There’s like, a lot of hubub about that term in Glimmerglass and I’m looking forward to reading the second book Shadowspell.

If you’re wanting to put Glimmerglass on your TBR, if not because of my review, but because of the cute cover, then here you can find Glimmerglass on Goodreads.

Thanks for reading! Until next time,
Adele.

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